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Have heard that all retinal tear does not lead to detachment,if yes,what is the max & min time a tear takes to lead to detachment?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
See below: Only the small minority of retinal tears do not lead to retinal detachment. You need to see a retina specialist right away to determine if your retinal tears need treatment. Some tears can lead to detachment (and loss of vision) in a matter of hours.

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